Meet the Staff

Rebecca Hamlett, Director of Library Services
PLC: 816-415-7613 / Curry: 816-415-7620

Rebecca Hamlett has been in the position of Instruction & Archive Librarian since June 2011. She earned her Bachelor’s of Arts in English Literature with a minor in Computer Information Science from William Jewell College in 2010. She earned her Master’s of Library Science with a Graduate Academic Certification in Advanced Management of Library and Information Agencies in 2011. She is a veteran of the U.S. Army and decided on a career in library science after spending time in positions of police dispatching and manufacturing management.

Rebecca resides in Kansas City, just outside the city of Liberty. She enjoys spending time with her family and going out to eat. She also likes reading about new technological innovations and developments in the fields of library science and education, as well as fiction best-sellers and literary classics. She enjoys teaching information literacy to students and welcomes emails and appointments for research and reference assistance.

Chris Vaughn, Library Support Specialist
Office: PLC 208

Chris Vaughn began working at Jewell in August 2013. He earned his Bachelor’s of Arts in Biblical Studies from Evangel University in 2007. Before joining Jewell, he worked for public libraries in Missouri since 2005.

Chris lives in Kansas City, MO and enjoys keeping up with the Royals and Chiefs, cooking, and being active in the community.

Abigail Broadbent, Archives and Technical Services Librarian
Office: Archives Office and Curry Hall Circulation Desk

Abigail Broadbent joined Curry Library in June of 2016 as the new Archives and Technical Services Librarian. After graduating from William Jewell College in 2014 with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Oxbridge Literature and Theory, she earned her Master’s in Library and Information Science from the University of Missouri. Her previous library experience includes time as an instructor of Information Literacy at the University of Missouri, Kansas City.

Abi is a lifelong resident of Excelsior Springs, Missouri. Most of her free time is spent gardening, cooking, reading, and spending time with her family. She enjoys finding fascinating artifacts in the Archives and learning their stories, and welcomes researchers to explore the rich history contained in the Partee Center and Jewelliana Collection.”